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Jan 30

Hope House Children’s Hospices

Saturday 24th March,

‘An Evening with Gerry Acton, from Painting to Printing and Back Again’ in Ashford Carbonel Village Hall, including a Ploughman’s Supper.
Local ‘boy’ Gerry Acton is going to explain how, at the age of 23 he gave up art to go into print sales as an illustrator at the company that had employed him, where he became sales director after a few years. In 1968 he broke his leg playing rugby and started painting again, in the process acquiring a commission to illustrate the 1980 Massey Ferguson Calendar. This led him into publishing, starting with prints of his work and going on to produce thousands of brochures and postcards of Ludlow. He then went on to develop a successful publishing company which was sold in 1999 by which time it had over 400 employees.
As you can imagine, the talk will include many interesting anecdotes along the way and some of his art will be on display.

Sunday 8th July

The other date for your diary is even further ahead: Sunday 8th July at Tinkers Hill. Following on from last year’s wonderful garden party with ‘All the World’s a Stage,’ this year there will be a choir. More details to follow.
Norman & Lynda Tudge, tel 83124